Media Myths About the Jena 6

A local journalist tells the story you haven't heard.

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests - the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.

There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a ... Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala

See All Reviews »

See All Reviews »

John's Rating

Overall
2.9

Average
from 6 answers
Quality
2.8
Fairness
3.0
Information
3.0
Sourcing
2.0
Context
3.0
Popularity
3.0
Recommendation
3.0
Credibility
3.0
More How our ratings work »